DeSoto Shakeup

DeSoto Civic Center, after a year-long evaluation, has shaken up ranks, replacing GM Stuart Taylor and reorganizing other management positions.

Assistant GM Todd Mastry will replace Taylor under the title of executive director at the 10,000-capacity Southaven, Miss., facility, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

“Some jobs were duplications and we were getting top heavy,” Charles Tackett, DeSoto County convention and visitors board chairman, told the paper.

The board runs the civic center. In addition, four new department heads were reportedly chosen including event directors Joel Crews and Matt Hatch, while Randy Culver has been named director of building operations.